M.Sc. On Campus

International Political Economy (Research)

London School of Economics and Political Science

12 months
26232 GBP/year
26232 GBP/year
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The MSc International Political Economy (Research) at London School of Economics and Political Science offers a multidisciplinary perspective on international economic and power relations, essential to understanding an increasingly globalised world.


The programme

The study of international political economy is the study of interactions between markets and politics; the influence of markets on politics and the influence of policy on markets. The Research stream in particular is designed as a preparation for future research work if you are entering the field from another related discipline, or if you wish to focus particularly on methodological training.

The core focus of the International Political Economy (Research) programme at London School of Economics and Political Science is international money and international finance, and there is a particular focus on the 2008 financial crisis, its causes and its consequences. Other central topics include international trade and investment, which looks at the drivers of market globalisation and factors which shape the flow of trade and investment, and the international political economy and the environment, specifically, what impedes a genuine agreement on climate change.

Alternatively, we offer the MSc International Political Economy programme, which has the same core course, International Political Economy, but does not entail a compulsory methodology course.


The programme has provided excellent prospects for early-career graduates seeking entry to graduate programmes at top global firms, as well as for experienced graduates looking to reposition themselves for more senior roles. We have alumni in banking and financial journalism and in major consulting companies such as Ernst & Young, as well as in a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organisations throughout the world. A good number of our graduates also continue on to research degrees and the academic profession. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • International Political Economy
  • Social Research
  • Dissertation in International Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in politics, economics, history, international relations or a similar discipline.

Tuition Fee

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    26232 GBP/year
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  • National

    26232 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26232 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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